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May 26, 2020
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Between 1913 and 1917 Charles G. Widdén made over thirty recordings for Columbia Records.  In 1924 he released a final four sides on the label. ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_G._Widdén   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustaf_Fröding https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emil_Norlander https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Göran_Svenning_and_David_Hellström DISCOGRAPHIES https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/talent/detail/24641/Widdn_Charles_G._vocalist_baritone_vocal...
Topics: 78rpm, comic singers, Scandinavian humor, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Charles G. Widden
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May 20, 2020
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Emil Norlander (1865-1935) was a Swedish journalist, author, songwriter and producer of musical revues. In the early 20th Century his songs were introduced to Swedish-American audiences through recordings on the Columbia, Edison and Victor labels. Among those recording the music were Ingeborg Laudon, Bert Leman, Gösta Nyström, Elis Olson-Ellis, Hjalmar Peterson, Calle Sjöquist, Birger Stenberg, Oskar Textorius and Charles G. Widdén. PLAYLIST Tracks 01-10: Charles G. Widdén Tracks 11-21:...
Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish revue songs, Swedish songs, Charles G. Widden
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Apr 16, 2020
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In the years 1908 - 1911 five well-known Swedes toured the United States and performed for their countrymen there: Delsbostintan, John Forsell, Glada Kalle, Elis Olson-Ellis and Torkel Scholander.   ARTICLES https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elis_Ellis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Forsell https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ida_Gawell-Blumenthal https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clara_Hedman DISCOGRAPHIES http://musiknostalgi.atspace.cc/idagav.htm http://musiknostalgi.atspace.cc/johfor.htm...
Topics: 78rpm, Delsbostintan, Elis Olson-Ellis, Torkel Scholander, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs
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Apr 12, 2020
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Martin Nilsson (1890–1963) was a Swedish lyricist,composer and illustrator, best known for his sailor songs. In America his works were recorded by Gustav Fonandern, Fyra Glada Gossar, Ragnar Hasselgren and Hjalmar Peterson.  ARTICLES https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Nilsson_(1890–1963)   http://musiknostalgi.atspace.cc/marnil.htm PLAYLIST Tracks 01-11: various artists JPEG FILE 10 Lyrics and illustration by Martin Nilsson. ALTERNATE TITLES En Trovärdig Sjöman-Vals ~  När Jag...
Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Swedish sailor songs, Gustav Fonandern, Ragnar Hasselgren,...
Folksoundomy: Music and Music Albums
Mar 5, 2020
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Charles G. Widdén was a Swedish-American entertainer, who regularly performed in Worcester, Massachusetts and New York City during the years 1900 - 1920. He appeared at many types of events: choral concerts, theatrical productions, dances, bazaars, picnics and even wrestling matches. Widdén's motto: "Laughter is the best medicine." PDF FILE 07 — Nordstjernan February 14, 1907 — In 1903 Charles G. Widdén returned to Sweden, the land of his birth. While there he gave several...
Topics: 78rpm, Scandinavian dialect humor, Snoose Boulevard, Charles G. Widden
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Feb 12, 2020
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John Lager (? - 1962) and Eric Olson (1895 - 1984) were Swedish-born accordionists, who were prolific recording artists and often worked together. In 1916 they accompanied singer Charles G. Widdén on five recordings. On occasion they also performed with Widdén in concert. ARTICLE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_G._Widdén SOURCES Early Scandinavian bands and entertainers: 1983 LP A Passion for Polka: 1992 book DISCOGRAPHIES...
Topics: 78rpm, Scandinavian old-time, Snoose Boulevard, Charles G. Widden  
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Feb 4, 2020
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Viola Turpeinen (1909 - 1958) was a Finnish-American accordion player, who achieved great popularity during the 1920s and 1930s. Between 1928 and 1952 she recorded 84 sides for the Columbia, Victor and Standard / Colonial labels.   ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arvid_Franzen https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_Polso https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Rosendahl https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viola_Turpeinen DISCOGRAPHY...
Topics: 78rpm, Finnish songs, Scandinavian-old time, Snoose Boulevard
Folksoundomy: Music and Music Albums
Jan 24, 2020
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Matti Valentin Huhta (1880–1942), better known by his pen name of T-Bone Slim, was a humorist, poet, songwriter, hobo, and labor activist, who played a prominent role in the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). A number of T-Bone Slim's songs can be found in the Little Red Songbook. Among the best known are "The Popular Wobbly", "Mysteries Of A Hobo's Life", and "The Lumberjack's Prayer". First published by the IWW in 1909, the songbook has never gone out of...
Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, American songs 
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Jan 19, 2020
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Of the varieties of Scandinavian music which have survived among the Scandinavian-Americans, one of the most important and widespread has been "gammaldansmusik" (known in English as old-time dance music). The repertoire of Scandinavian "gammaldans" orchestras on both sides of the Atlantic dates, to a large extent, from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Originally European popular (rather than folk) dances, the hambos, waltzes, schottisches and polkas making up the...
Topics: 78rpm, Scandinavian old-time, Snoose Boulevard
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Jan 3, 2020
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Carl Michael Bellman (1740-1795) was a Swedish poet, songwriter, composer and performer. A central figure in the Swedish song tradition, he remains a powerful influence in Swedish music and Scandinavian literature to this day. Bellman is best known for two collections of poems set to music: "Fredman's songs" (Fredmans sånger) and "Fredman's epistles" (Fredmans epistlar). Each consists of about seventy songs. The general theme is drinking, but the songs "most...
Topics: 78rpm, Torkel Scholander, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish male singers, Swedish songs, Swedish...
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Jan 2, 2020
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Ragnar Hasselgren (1904-1982) was a Swedish-born singer, who performed in the Bay Area from the 1920s through the 1970s. Born in Sweden in 1904, Hasselgren immigrated to the United States in 1906 with his parents and sisters. The family settled on a farm in Montana, where he learned to play multiple instruments and sing the Swedish songs that would be part of his lifelong repertoire. On Saturday evenings the family would play for dances in their home or at a neighbor’s place.  Ragnar...
Topics: 78rpm, Amerikansk skivmärke, Scandinavian dialect humor, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Ragnar...
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Dec 11, 2019
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The Danielson Brothers Orchestra was a Minneapolis-based group whose leading members had served an apprenticeship with Olle i Skratthult (Hjalmar Peterson) and included the brothers Oscar, Bertil and Karl Danielson and violinist Ted Johnson. PLAYLIST Tracks 01-08: Danielson Brothers Orchestra Tracks 09-14: DBO cover versions DISCOGRAPHY http://musiknostalgi.atspace.cc/oscdan.htm 
Topics: 78rpm, Scandinavian old-time, Snoose Boulevard, Ted Johnson (bandleader)
Community Audio
Nov 28, 2019
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Cover versions of songs from a 1981 Swedish LP. The original album was a compilation of recordings made between 1914 and 1980 in Sweden and America. It had five songs from the repertoire of Charles G. Widdén but nothing by the man himself.   ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Fonandern https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnar_Hasselgren https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hjalmar_Peterson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_G._Widdén   PLAYLIST — Please see JPEG files for additional...
Topics: 78 rpm, comic singers, Scandinavian humor, Snoose Boulevard, Snoose Boulevard Festival, Swedish...
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Nov 14, 2019
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Vocals, recitations and instrumentals from the repertoires of Hjalmar Peterson, Charles G. Widdén, Joel Mossberg, Gustav Fonandern, Lager and Olson and Eddie Jahrl.  The Columbia and Victor labels also reissued recordings by Swedish military bands for the American market. Humorous situations, heroic deeds, patriotic anthems as well as rousing dances and marches. PLAYLIST — Please see JPEG and PDF files for additional information — Tracks 01-28: various artists Tracks 01-19: songs and...
Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Hjalmar Peterson, Charles G. Widdén, Bert Leman
Community Audio
Oct 31, 2019
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Olle i Skratthult was the stage name of Hjalmar Peterson, a Swedish-American vaudeville artist who achieved great popularity during the 1910s and 1920s. In the 1930s he appeared on Twin Cities radio. PETERSON SONGBOOK FROM EARLY THIRTIES Most Popular Songs and Radio Hits PROGRAM FOR VÄRMLÄNNINGARNA 1931 Music provided by Olle i Skratthult’s Radio Orchestra POSTER FOR STACKARS KALLSON 1932 Don’t fail to see and hear the most famous Radio Entertainers in the Northwest! ARTICLE...
Topics: 78rpm, comic singers, Hjalmar Peterson, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Swedish songbooks
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Oct 31, 2019
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Olle i Skratthult was the stage name of Hjalmar Peterson, a Swedish-American vaudeville artist who achieved great popularity during the 1910s and 1920s. FOREWORD TO THE BOOK Swedes have had the reputation of familiarizing themselves faster than anyone else with the customs and traditions of various countries — to take them in stride About two years ago a happy and energetic young man came to this country from the province of Värmland.  His name was Hjalmar Peterson, and he had already...
Topics: 78rpm, comic singers, F. A. Dahlgren, Gustaf Fröding, Jödde i Göljaryd, Hjalmar Peterson, Snoose...
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Oct 16, 2019
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Olle i Skratthult, whose real name is Hjalmar Peterson, came to this country from Munkfors, Sweden in 1906 when he was 20 years old. His parents, who were of the Mission Church, first taught him the old hymns with which he delights his audiences today. — Escanaba Daily Press 09-21-53 Olle's last songbook, "Old Songs from the Homeland", was a slim volume of ten songs, probably published in the early 1950s. It contained only one of his old songs, "Barndomshemmet", the rest...
Topics: 78rpm, Hjalmar Peterson, Snoose Boulevard, Svenska psalmer, Swedish songs, Swedish songbooks
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Aug 24, 2019
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Charles Godfrey Widdén (1874-1933) was a Swedish-born singer and comedian, who performed regularly in Worcester, Massachusetts and New York City during the years 1900 - 1920 and achieved national prominence through his numerous recordings.   Between 1913 and 1924 Charles G. Widdén recorded over 100 sides for the Columbia, Edison and Victor labels. His output was steady. His new releases came out every single year in this period. Widdén's repertoire consisted of songs, poems, stories and...
Topics: 78rpm, comic singers, Scandinavian humor, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Charles G. Widden
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Aug 12, 2019
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Scandinavian dialect poems and stories published between 1905 and 1932. ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_F._Kirk https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleonora_and_Ethel_Olson BIBLIOGRAPHY "The Norsk Nightingale" by William F. Kirk, (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1905) "Right off the Bat" by William F. Kirk, (New York: G.W. Dillingham, 1911) "Songs of Sergeant Swanson" by William F. Kirk, (Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, 1918)   "Yust for...
Topics: 78 rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Scandinavian dialect humor, Scandinavian dialect books, William F. Kirk
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Jul 2, 2019
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In 1932 George T. Springer published a collection of Scandinavian dialect humor called “Yumpin’ Yimminy”. Forty years later it was sold at the Snoose Boulevard Festival (1972 – 1977) in the Cedar – Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis. Fourteen stories from the book appeared in anthologies published by Eggs Press: Scandinavian Yokes (1979) and Scandimania (1985). BIBLIOGRAPHY — PDF FILE 01 — “Yumpin’ Yimminy” by George T. Springer (Long Prairie, MN: Hart Publications, 1932)...
Topics: Snoose Boulevard, Scandinavian dialect humor, Scandinavian dialect books
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Mar 21, 2019
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THE FRATERNITY ON LAKE STREET "Enighet – Jämlikhet – Bröderskap – Framåtskridande" The Gustavus II Adolphus Society was founded June 11, 1886 to create a community for Swedish men. Naming their group after a well-loved king of Sweden, the founding twelve members created a program of debates, lectures, music, singing and athletics; in exchange for a membership fee of $1, brothers were eligible to receive sick benefits at a time when employers did not provide health...
Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Lydia Hedberg
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Mar 21, 2019
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Dania Hall was a cultural center and performing arts space in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis. Completed in 1886, the building was destroyed by an accidental fire in 2000 at the outset of an extensive renovation project.  A multi-purpose facility, Dania Hall served as a gathering place for Danes, Swedes, Norwegians and the larger community. It hosted banquets, bazaars, concerts, dances, plays and evenings of Scandinavian vaudeville. Carl F. Struck (1842 - 1912) was a...
Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Hjalmar Peterson, Ted Johnson (bandleader), Scandinavian old-time
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Jan 18, 2019
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Charles G. Widdén recordings from the 1910s and 1920s. Columbia, Edison and Victor Records. A versatile entertainer, Widdén performed as a juggler, cartoonist, comedian and singer. All but a few of the playlist songs are of a humorous nature. ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_G._Widdén https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lars_Bondeson https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel_Engdahl https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustaf_Fröding https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodor_Larsson...
Topics: 78rpm, comic singers, Scandinavian humor, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Charles G. Widden
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Oct 27, 2018
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On the evening of July 14, 1922 Eleonora and Ethel Olson performed on radio station WAAL, a media outlet owned by the Minneapolis Tribune newspaper. The studio recordings in this collection are a partial recreation of the program: solos, duets and spoken word. Missing songs and stories have been replaced by appropriate recordings from the Olson Sisters' discography. ARTICLE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleonora_and_Ethel_Olson OLSON SISTERS CONCERT COMPANY Eleonora Olson, mezzo-soprano Ethel...
Topics: 78rpm, American songs, Norwegian songs, Olson Sisters, Scandinavian female singers, Snoose Boulevard
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Aug 14, 2018
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Bert and Anna Leman were Swedish entertainers, who toured the United States in the 1920s. Bert Leman recorded eight songs for Victor Records in 1928, including “Josefin Med Symaskin” (Josephine With The Sewing Machine) with lyrics by Skånska Lasse. Leman’s American songbook had songs by Emil Norlander, Svarta Masken and  Jules Sylvain as well. The slim volume included Skånska Lasse’s “Bonnjazz” and stated that Anna Leman had performed the song throughout America to thunderous...
Topics: 78 rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, comic singers, Bert Leman
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Aug 8, 2018
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Gustaf Fröding (1860 – 1911) is considered one of  Sweden's greatest poets. His lyrics combine formal virtuosity with a sympathy for the ordinary, the neglected and the downtrodden. His texts have been especially popular when set to music. Songs, stories and poems by Gustaf Fröding. Recorded or published in America by Fred Carlsten, Ragnar Hasselgren, Lydia Hedberg, Sam Ljungkvist, Oscar Lundberg, Joel Mossberg, Elis Olson-Ellis, Hjalmar Peterson, Torkel Scholander, Charles G. Widdén,...
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Aug 3, 2018
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Immigrant songs from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Christian_Andersen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bjørnstjerne_Bjørnson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fredrik_August_Dahlgren https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustaf_Fröding https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnar_Hasselgren https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_and_Clarence_Iverson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calle_Lindström https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Mossberg...
Topics: 78 rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Snoose Boulevard Festival, Danish songs, Finnish songs, Norwegian songs,...
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Jul 10, 2018
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Immigrant songs from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustaf_Fröding https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_and_Clarence_Iverson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jödde_i_Göljaryd https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodor_Larsson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Myrberg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hjalmar_Peterson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiski_Salomaa PSEUDONYMS Ernest and Clarence Iverson ~  Slim Jim and the Vagabond Kid Theodor Larsson ~  ...
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Jul 4, 2018
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G. Bohman (1882 - 1963) was a Swedish writer, composer, troubadour and lute player. He debuted as a troubadour in 1911. He was active at the Cabaret Gillet in Stockholm in the years around 1920, where among other things he introduced Evert Taube to the public. A native of Gothenburg, Bohman toured the United States during the years 1923 - 1925 and was a guest artist with the Olle i Skratthult Company in 1925. In the American press his last name was sometimes spelled "Bowman". He was...
Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish male singers, Swedish songs, Swedish troubadours, G. Bohman
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May 8, 2018
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Songs and poems from the repertoires of Scandinavian-American artists and of Swedish artists on tour in America. PDF files have Swedish texts and English translations. PLAYLIST — See JPEG and PDF files for additional information — Tracks 01-28: various artists ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Fonandern https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnar_Hasselgren https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lydia_Hedberg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_and_Clarence_Iverson...
Topics: 78 rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Song translations, Swedish songs, Norwegian songs, singable English lyrics
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May 8, 2018
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Songs, poems and stories from the repertoire of Charles G. Widdén. PDF files have Swedish texts and English translations. ARTICLE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_G._Widdén JPEG FILE 01 On Sunday March 11, 1917 Charles G. Widdén presented an evening of entertainment at the Teutonia Assembly Rooms. Widdén's program included the new songs "Nya Kostervalsen", "Beata" and "Kvinnsvisan". Dance music was provided by Lydia Swanson, Robert Olson and Fritz Ekman....
Topics: 78 rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Song translations, Swedish songs, Charles G. Widden, singable English...
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Mar 20, 2018
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From 1923 through 1929 Victor Records released over forty tracks by Hjalmar Peterson and the Hjalmar Peterson Orchestra. In the 1930s it reissued some of them on the company's low-priced Bluebird label. Other Swedish-American artists on the label were Arvid Franzén, Einar Holt, Edwin Jahrl and Eric Olson / Olsen. ARTICLE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hjalmar_Peterson PLAYLIST — See JPEG and PDF files for additional information — 01-16: Bluebird recordings 17-18: Bluebird cover versions...
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Mar 14, 2018
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The Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, also known as the West Bank, was for many years a colorful community with a large population of Scandinavian immigrants. In the late 19th century Cedar Avenue became known as "Snoose Boulevard", a nickname often given to the main street in Scandinavian communities. The term derived from the residents' fondness for snus (snuff), an inexpensive form of tobacco. The Snoose Boulevard Festival was held in the area from 1972 through 1977. The...
Topics: 78rpm, Norwegian songs, Swedish songs, Scandinavian old-time, Snoose Boulevard, Iverson Brothers,...
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Mar 5, 2018
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In 1919 Okeh Records began issuing foreign recordings in the United States on the Odeon label, including some by Gustav Fonandern, Kalle Nämdeman and E. Rolf. The Gramophone Company, the European partner of the American Victor Talking Machine Company, released a number of Calle Lindström’s Swedish recordings on the Victor label. ARTICLES — See JPEG and PDF files for additional information — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Fonandern https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calle_Lindström...
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Jan 13, 2018
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Songs from Denmark and neighboring countries. PLAYLIST Tracks 01-43: various artists
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Jan 12, 2018
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A central figure in the Swedish song tradition who remains a powerful influence in Swedish music, as well as in Scandinavian literature, to this day. ARTICLE http://musiknostalgi.atspace.cc/cmb.htm A songwriter and poet known for his development of a strikingly original form in modern Swedish poetry. ARTICLE http://musiknostalgi.atspace.cc/birsjo.htm PLAYLIST Tracks 01-11: eighteenth century Tracks 12-14: twentieth century
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Nov 5, 2017
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Fredrik August Dahlgren (1816 - 1895) was a Swedish author, playwright and poet. He is best remembered for the song "Å Jänta Å Ja" and the musical drama "Värmlänningarna". Olle i Skratthult was the stage name of Hjalmar Peterson, a Swedish-American entertainer who achieved great success during the 1910s and 1920s.  A native of Värmland, Peterson staged numerous productions of "Värmlänningarna". As the heroine Anna, his wife Olga Lindgren - Peterson would...
Topics: 78rpm, F. A. Dahlgren, Nordic poets, Snoose Boulevard, Song translations, Swedish songs
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Oct 29, 2017
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Fyra Glada Gossar (Four Cheerful Chaps) was a Swedish-American quartet consisting of trumpet, clarinet, violin and accordion.  Between 1925 and 1928 it released about twenty songs on the Columbia label. It also accompanied the singer Fred Carlsten on a number of releases.  PLAYLIST — See JPEG files for additional information — Tracks 01-08: Fyra Glada Gossar Tracks 09-12: FGG cover versions DISCOGRAPHIES http://musiknostalgi.atspace.cc/fyrgla.htm ...
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Oct 17, 2017
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Ragnar Hasselgren (1904 - 1982) was a Swedish-born singer and recording artist, who was active on the West Coast from the 1920s through the 1970s. Most of his recordings were released by Harmony Music, a Scandinavian-American label based in Berkeley, California. He also made a few recordings for Gaare Records of Oakland, California. The Harmony catalog included a wide range of music: sacred, classical, folk, popular, instrumental and comedy. Vocal numbers were sung in Swedish, Norwegian,...
Topics: 78rpm, American songs, Amerikansk skivmärke, Scandinavian dialect humor, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish...
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Oct 4, 2017
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PLAYLIST — See JPEG and PDF files for additional information — Tracks 01-16: songs from 1961 album Tracks 17-17: bonus song Tracks 18-20: songs from 1959 album Tracks 21-22: songs from 1958 album Tracks 23-23: songs from 1958 Värmland" EP VÄRMLAND SONGS Det var dans bort i vägen Frykdalsdans Nr. 2 Te' dans mä Karlstatösera Å jänta å ja' FROM "THE PEOPLE OF VÄRMLAND" Ack Värmeland du sköna I villande skogen Och gossen gick sig ut FROM 1958 VÄRMLAND EP Takt tu go...
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Sep 11, 2017
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Eighteen songs recorded by the Hjalmar Peterson Orchestra. Peterson was better known by his stage name of Olle i Skratthult (Olle from Laughtersville). Columbia and Victor always listed Olle under both his real name and his stage name. Some records gave Hjalmar Peterson top billing. Others gave precedence to Olle i Skratthult. Instrumentals were credited to Olle i Skratthults Luffarekapell, Hjalmar Peterson’s Hobo Orchestra and to other similar names. Olle’s band did not appear on the...
Topics: 78rpm, Hjalmar Peterson, Hjalmar Peterson Orchestra, Scandinavian old-time, Snoose Boulevard
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Sep 10, 2017
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Calle Sjöquist was a Swedish-American singer, comedian and recording artist. Based on the East Coast, he was active from 1907 through the 1920s. Between 1919 and 1921 he made over twenty recordings for the Emerson and Columbia labels. During the 1910s he sometimes appeared with Charles G. Widdén, and in 1929 he toured the Midwest with Olle i Skratthult. Sjöquist wrote the lyrics for "Våran Bal" (Our Dance), a Swedish adaptation of Irving Berlin's "Everybody's Doin' It...
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Sep 10, 2017
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Songs recorded and performed by the Hjalmar Peterson Orchestra and Hjalmar Peterson. ARTICLE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hjalmar_Peterson PLAYLIST — See JPEG and PDF files for additional information — Tracks 01-10: HPO songs Tracks 11-22: Hjalmar Peterson songs Tracks 23-25: HPO songs SWEDISH AND ENGLISH SONG TITLES Från Frisco Till Cap (From Frisco To Cape Cod Waltz) Ubåtsvalsen (Submarine Waltz) SWEDISH AND NORWEGIAN SONG TITLES En Böljedans (En Bølgedans) Gråt Inte, Anne-Marie...
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Sep 8, 2017
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PLAYLIST — See JPEG and PDF files for additional information — Tracks 01-29: various artists Tracks 01-03: Eleonora and Ethel Olson songs Tracks 04-08: Florence Bodinoff songs Tracks 13-16: Hymns Tracks 18-25: American songs Tracks 26-26: B. S. Ingemann short story Tracks 27-28: St. St. Blicher short story ST. ST. BLICHER STORIES http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks03/0300871.txt   BROTHER PETERSEN YARNS — Starts at 29:41 — https://archive.org/details/cchis_000033 NOTES Eleonora and Ethel...
Topics: 78 rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Danish songs, Florence Bodinoff, Olson Sisters
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Sep 6, 2017
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Olga Lindgren (1896–1985) immigrated to the U.S.A. at the age of 17 and went along with Olle i Skratthult’s traveling theater group as a singer and actress — she played, among other roles, Anna in “Värmlännningarna”. She often wore traditional dress when singing or performing Swedish folk dances on stage. Olga Lindgren married Hjalmar Peterson (Olle i Skratthult) in 1917, but after several years the marriage ended in divorce, and she remarried. “We made recordings of Olle i...
Topics: 78rpm, Hjalmar Peterson, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Scandinavian female singers
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Sep 4, 2017
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PLAYLIST Tracks 01-20: various artists "Memories of Sweden", compiled and arranged by Theodore F Ganschow, English lyrics by Olga Paul, (New York: E. B. Marks Music Corp., 1937). TITLE PAGE This volume of songs is dedicated to the old folk from "Gamla Sverige" (Old Sweden), whose hearts are attuned to these melodies of their "Fädernesland" (native country). NOTES "Memories of Sweden" had many songs in common with the 1909 anthology "Songs of...
Topics: 78rpm, Song translations, Swedish songs
Community Audio
Sep 2, 2017
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Songs from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. PLAYLIST — See JPEG and PDF files for additional information — Tracks 01-60: various artists LANGUAGES Tracks 01-10: Danish Tracks 11-17: Finnish Tracks 18-26: Norwegian Tracks 27-43: Swedish Tracks 44-50: Icelandic Tracks 52-60: English NOTES "Ævintýri á gönguför" is also sung to the melody of " Där björkarna susar".
Topics: 78 rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Danish songs, Finnish songs, Icelandic songs, Norwegian songs, Swedish...
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Jul 31, 2017
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Six stories by Ethel Olson that were released on the Brunswick, Columbia, Edison and Victor labels. Some were also published in the 1925 book "Yust For Fun" by Eleonora and Ethel Olson. These monologues appeared on multiple labels under a variety of names.     ARTICLE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleonora_and_Ethel_Olson FOREIGN LANGUAGE PRESS SURVEY http://flps.newberry.org/#filters/keyword/Eleonora%20Olson?page=1 https://flps.newberry.org/#filters/keyword/Ethel%20Olson?page=1...
Topics: 78rpm, Scandinavian dialect humor, Snoose Boulevard, Olson Sisters, Scandinavian dialect books
Community Audio
Jul 30, 2017
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The humorous national anthem of Swedish America. PDF file has Swedish, Norwegian and English lyrics. PLAYLIST — See JPEG and PDF files for additional information — Tracks 01-14: various artists VIDEOS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvQt-gB7OnM&t=4s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alCqmtulI2Q ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnar_Hasselgren https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_and_Clarence_Iverson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Johnson_(bandleader)...
Topics: 78 rpm, Scandinavian humor, Snoose Boulevard, Ragnar Hasselgren, Iverson Brothers, Hjalmar...
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Jun 5, 2017
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Songs and poems from the repertoires of Scandinavian-American artists and of Swedish artists on tour in America. PDF files have Swedish texts and English translations. ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Fonandern https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnar_Hasselgren https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lydia_Hedberg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_and_Clarence_Iverson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Mossberg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hjalmar_Peterson STAGE NAMES Lydia Hedberg ~...
Topics: 78 rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Hjalmar Peterson, Song translations, singable English...
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
May 22, 2017
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Ragnar Hasselgren played guitar and sang at Swedish-American clubs in the Bay Area for much of his adult life and recorded nearly two dozen songs in the 1940s and 1950s. His recordings were distributed by Gaare Records of Oakland and Harmony Music of Berkeley. Very little information is available regarding Gaare Records. Its most distinguishing features are its concentration on Scandinavian music and its base in California, much like Harmony Music. One of its chief performers, Ragnar...
Topics: 78rpm, Amerikansk skivmärke, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Ragnar Hasselgren
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
May 16, 2017
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The Stockholm Cafe in downtown Minneapolis was a popular Swedish-American meeting place in the first half of the 1900s. A longtime tenant of the Knowles Block Building, it moved to a new location in the early 1960s as a consequence of urban renewal. The original appearance of the Knowles Block Building was similar to that of the recently renovated Day Block Building. In the 1930s and 1940s Ted Johnson and his musicians were the house band at the Stockholm Cafe. The humorous song “A Swede...
Topics: 78rpm, Scandinavian old-time, Snoose Boulevard, Scandinavian dialect humor, Ted Johnson (bandleader)
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
May 4, 2017
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Gustav Fonandern (1880-1960) was a Swedish singer, who recorded some three hundred songs in the United States and Sweden. SVENSKA PACIFIC TRIBUNEN 12-02-20 The cabaret singer Gustav Fonandern, well known throughout Scandinavia, Germany and England, has chosen to tour the US next spring. After performing for his countrymen on the East Coast, in Chicago and around the Midwest, he hopes to break into the American cabaret scene. And given the great success his uplifting songs and splendid stage...
Topics: 78rpm, comic singers, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish male singers, Swedish songs, Gustav Fonandern
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
May 2, 2017
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Lydia Hedberg (1878-1964) was a Swedish singer, whose stage name was "Bergslagsmor" (Mother of the Mining District). She made three extended tours of the United States between 1921 and 1925. Gustav Fonandern (1880-1960) was a Swedish architect and singer, who spent considerable time in the United States during the 1920s. In 2016 the Minnesota Historical Society opened an online archive of Swedish American newspapers. These historic publications give many accounts of Lydia Hedberg and...
Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Gustav Fonandern, Lydia Hedberg
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Mar 3, 2017
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E. Rolf songs performed in the United States by Charles G. Widdén, Hjalmar Peterson, the Hjalmar Peterson Orchestra, Gustav Fonandern,  Ragnar Hasselgren, and Calle Sjöquist. Among Swedes who had an impact in America was the recording artist Gustav Fonandern. He was by profession an architect but was active as a singer of ballads and revue songs for almost sixty years. He traveled to the United States many times and toured the Swedish American settlements. Fonandern introduced to the Swedish...
Topics: 78rpm, comic singers, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Charles G. Widden, Hjalmar Peterson
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Feb 17, 2017
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Swedish and Swedish-born entertainers in the years 1900-1960. ARTICLES https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunnar_Bohman https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elis_Ellis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arvid_Franzen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnar_Hasselgren https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Alfred_Hultman https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lapp-Lisa https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Mossberg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnar_Sundquist https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_G._Widdén SWEDISH AMERICAN...
Topics: 78rpm, comic singers, Scandinavian old-time, Snoose Boulevard, Svenska psalmer, Swedish songs
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Feb 10, 2017
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Charles G. Widdén recorded over two dozen dance songs for Columbia and Victor Records. The songwriters included Irving Berlin, Adolf Englund, David Hellström, Emil Norlander, Theodor Pinet, Ernst Rolf and Göran Svenning. ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_G._Widdén https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Göran_Svenning_and_David_Hellström PLAYLIST — Please see JPEG and PDF files for additional information — Tracks 01-37: Charles G. Widdén JPEG FILE 01 — Nordstjernan January 28,...
Topics: 78rpm, comic singers, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Charles G. Widden
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Jan 17, 2017
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Charles G. Widdén (1874-1933) was a Swedish-born singer and comedian, who performed regularly in Worcester, Massachusetts and New York City during the years 1900 - 1920 and achieved national prominence through his numerous recordings. Although a well-known entertainer, Widdén was primarily employed in industrial and commercial occupations.  Hjalmar Peterson (1886-1960) was a singer and comedian from Sweden, who enjoyed great popularity during the 1910s and 1920s.  A full-time entertainer...
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Jan 16, 2017
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Eighteen sides recorded by Charles G. Widdén. As advertised in "Svenska Amerikanska Posten" in 1923 and 1924. "Svenska Amerikanska Posten" (the Swedish American Post) was published weekly in Minneapolis from 1885 until 1940. ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustaf_Fröding https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emil_Norlander https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Göran_Svenning_and_David_Hellström https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_G._Widdén PLAYLIST — See JPEG and PDF files...
Topics: 78rpm, comic singers, Scandinavian humor, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Charles G. Widden
Cratediggers
Nov 6, 2016
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Twenty-two sides recorded by Charles G. Widdén. As advertised by Chicago record stores in 1915 and 1917. The manager of the North-Western Talking Machine Co. was a Swede named Edwin E. Peterson. A. T. Forsen & Son billed itself as "Chicago’s only Swedish Victor dealership". PLAYLIST — See PDF file for Swedish and English lyrics — Tracks 01-23: Charles G. Widdén Tracks19-19: bonus track ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustaf_Fröding...
Topics: 78rpm, comic singers, Nordic poets, Scandinavian humor, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Charles G....
Cratediggers
Nov 4, 2016
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Swedish composer whose music was very popular from the 1920s through the 1940s. In America his songs were recorded by Fred Carlsten, Arvid Franzen, George Hultgren, Eddie Jahrl, Ted Johnson and the Hjalmar Peterson Orchestra. They also appeared in the songbooks of Hjalmar Peterson and Bert Leman. ARTICLE https://sok.riksarkivet.se/sbl/Presentation.aspx?id=12600 DISCOGRAPHIES http://musiknostalgi.atspace.cc/stihan.htm...
Topics: 78rpm, Scandinavian old-time, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs
Cratediggers
Oct 21, 2016
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Swedish novelist, poet and composer. Although counted among the Swedish proletarian authors, his works are not limited to that genre. A translator of Rudyard Kipling and Charles Baudelaire into Swedish, his own poetry with its naturalist mysticism and religious themes enjoys a broad popularity among the Swedish people. PLAYLIST — See JPEG and PDF files for lyrics and background information — Tracks 01-21: various artists MELODIES BY ANDERSSON Brooklandsvägen (The Brookland Road) Jungman...
Topics: Song translations, Swedish literature, Swedish poems, Swedish songs
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Oct 8, 2016
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Norwegian songs recorded in America by Nathalie Hansen, Louise Homer, Clarence Iverson, Eleonora and Ethel Olson, Aalrud Tillisch, August Werner and Carsten Woll. ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Homer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_and_Clarence_Iverson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleonora_and_Ethel_Olson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carsten_Woll PLAYLIST — See PDF file for English lyrics and background information — Tracks 01-18: various artists JPEG FILES...
Topics: 78rpm, Norwegian singers, Norwegian songs, Snoose Boulevard, Song translations
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Sep 23, 2016
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Songs of the sea from the repertoires of Charles G. Widdén, Gustav Fonandern, Hjalmar Peterson, Ragnar Hasselgren and Fyra Glada Gossar. ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Fonandern https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnar_Hasselgren https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hjalmar_Peterson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_G._Widdén PLAYLIST — See PDF files and JPEG files for lyrics — Tracks 01-29: various artists Tracks 01-04: Charles G. Widdén Tracks 05-09: Gustav Fonandern Tracks...
Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Swedish sailor songs, Gustav Fonandern, Ragnar Hasselgren,...
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Sep 19, 2016
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Ida Gawell-Blumenthal (1869-1953) was a Swedish author, storyteller and singer, who performed in folk costume and was known as "Delsbostintan" (The Girl from Delsbo). In 1908 she toured Swedish America and wrote of her experiences in the book "Stintans Amerikafärd" (Stintan's Trip to America). PLAYLIST — See PDF and JPEG files for song lyrics and background information — Tracks 01-07: From the repertoire of Delsbostintan ARTICLE...
Topics: 78rpm, Delsbostintan, Scandinavian female singers, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Sep 19, 2016
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Lydia Hedberg (1878-1964) was a Swedish singer, who performed in folk costume and was known as "Bergslagsmor" (Mother of the Mining District). A talented vocalist, she had a repertoire that ranged from Gustaf Fröding, Jeremias i Tröstlösa and Wilhelm von Braun to Svarta Masken and Ragnar Åkerblom. Hedberg contributed to the Swedish-American song repertoire during three extended tours of the United States made between 1921 and 1925. While on her longest tour she gave 50 concert...
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Cratediggers
Jul 18, 2016
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Translator of Robert W. Service and Joe Hill Songwriter for Ernst Rolf and Karl Gerhard Poet, translator and author Joe Hill biographer ORIGINAL LYRICS AND TRANSLATIONS — See PDF files for song texts and background information — Tracks 01-32: various artists Tracks 06-07: sailor songs Tracks 11-11: anti-war song Tracks 13-13: temperance song Tracks 14-14: bonus track Tracks 15-23: Joe Hill Tracks 25-31: Prospector Poems Tracks 32-32: bonus track ROBERT W. SERVICE LYRICS...
Topics: Swedish songs, Joe Hill songs, labor movement
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Jan 30, 2016
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Arvid Paulson (1888-1977) was an author, translator and actor. Born in Helsingborg, Sweden, he immigrated to the United States in 1904. Though he performed in many plays written by Strindberg and Ibsen, he is perhaps best known as a translator of their work. Between 1912 and 1916 Paulson released six spoken word pieces on the Columbia and Edison labels. Three of them were written by well-known Swedish and Finnish authors. “Kärlekens Besvärlighet” (Love's Difficulty), performed by Paulson...
Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Nordic poets, Scandinavian humor
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Dec 9, 2015
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A Scandinavian American Christmas and related topics. PLAYLIST Tracks 01-18: various artists ARTICLES http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clellan_Card  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_and_Clarence_Iverson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Stewart http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_G._Widdén
Topics: 78 rpm, Good Yule, Scandinavian dialect humor, Snoose Boulevard
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Dec 2, 2015
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PLAYLIST Tracks 01-56: various artists NOTES Lyrics by Dan Andersson, Carl Michael Bellman, Frans G. Bengtsson, Gustaf Fröding, Erik Axel Karlfeldt, Ture Nerman, J. L. Runeberg, Birger Sjöberg and Zacharias Topelius. The Finnish authors Runeberg and Topelius, who wrote in Swedish, were also popular in Sweden. Translations by Locock, Stork and others can be found in the PDF files. PDF FILE FRÖDING ARTICLE The North American Review Volume 204. December 01, 1916.
Topics: 78rpm, Song translations, Finnish songs, Swedish songs
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Oct 3, 2015
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PLAYLIST Tracks 01-43: various artists
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Sep 20, 2015
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Anna Krook (1850-1926) was a Finnish educator and author. Her translations of Swedish and Finnish poetry appeared in several collections published between 1904 and 1926. PLAYLIST Tracks 01-07: various artists NOTES Olga Gummerus-Ehrström (1876-1938) was a Finnish artist, who sometimes signed her work as "Olli Ehrström". Anna Krook translated "Vårt Land" as "Our Land". The national anthem of Finland, it is known as "Maamme" in Finnish. IMAGES Files...
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Cratediggers
Sep 13, 2015
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Tom Fletcher (1914 - 1995) was a British academic, who for many years was a senior lecturer of English at the University of Regensburg in Bavaria. He was also a translator of German, Swedish and Finnish songs, whose lyrics appeared in songbooks and on recordings issued between 1959 and 1983. PLAYLIST Tracks 01-33: various artists Tracks 19-22: Four Bellman and Taube songs in Swedish Tracks 23-26: Four Bellman and Taube songs in translation Tracks 27-33: Seven Bellman songs in translation NOTES...
Topics: Finnish songs, Swedish songs, Song translations
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Aug 29, 2015
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PLAYLIST Tracks 01-38: various artists ARTICLE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Allwood
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Aug 1, 2015
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Norwegian recordings by contemporaries of the Olson Sisters. There are two songs with lyrics by the poet Vilhelm Krag: "Im Kahne" and "The Mother Sings". ARTICLES http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleonora_and_Ethel_Olson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vilhelm_Krag SELECTED DISCOGRAPHIES http://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/talent/detail/28192/Hansen_Nathalie_vocalist_soprano_vocal http://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/talent/detail/12626/Lindgren_Lydia_vocalist_soprano_vocal...
Topics: 78rpm, Norwegian songs, Olson Sisters, Scandinavian female singers, Snoose Boulevard
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Aug 1, 2015
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Ernest and Clarence Iverson were popular radio personalities on Twin Cities stations WDGY and KEYD during the 1930s and 1940s. Ernest (1903–1958) was known as Slim Jim. His brother Clarence (1905-1990) was the Vagabond Kid. Together they performed an eclectic mix of music ranging from country western and Tin Pan Alley to gospel hymns and Scandinavian ballads. The Iverson Brothers published songbooks in 1931, 1937 and 1939. The 1937 songbook had an advertisement for Hamlins Wizard Oil on the...
Topics: 78rpm, American songs, Iverson Brothers, Norwegian songs, Scandinavian humor, Snoose Boulevard
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Jul 18, 2015
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Vilhelm Krag (1871-1933) was a Norwegian poet, whose lyrics were set to music by Agathe Backer-Grøndahl, Edvard Grieg, Erkki Melartin, Ture Rangström, Christian Sinding and others. In America his songs were performed by Florence Bodinoff, George Hamlin, Nathalie Hansen, Eleonora Olson, Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Aalrud Tillisch and Carsten Woll. Eleonora Olson recorded "O Herre" for Victor Records and "Og Jeg Vil Ha Mig En Hjertenskjær" for Brunswick Records. She also...
Topics: 78rpm, Norwegian songs, Scandinavian female singers, Snoose Boulevard, Florence Bodinoff
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Jul 17, 2015
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Known as the father of bondkomik (rustic humor), Jödde i Göljaryd (1855–1900) was a beloved storyteller, whose folk humor and songs dominated popular culture in Sweden during the 1890s. The entertainer, whose real name was Karl Petter Rosén, was famous for his stone – Jödde’s Stone – which can still be seen at the open-air museum of Skansen in Stockholm's Djurgården park. 1893 was the year he began performing at Skansen with every manner of story and anecdote, often in the dialect...
Topics: 78rpm, comic singers, Jödde i Göljaryd, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Jul 17, 2015
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Lars Bondeson (1865-1908) was the stage name of Carl Jansson-Öhlin, who was one of the founders of Swedish bondkomik (rustic humor). Born in Örebro in 1865, he was a singer, storyteller, lyricist and music publisher. His songbooks were a major influence on countless entertainers in Sweden and America. His songs were recorded in the US by Gustav Fonandern, Joel Mossberg, Olle i Skratthult and Charles G. Widdén. In addition a few of Bondeson's own recordings were re-released by Edison Records....
Topics: 78rpm, comic singers, Lars Bondeson, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs
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Jul 16, 2015
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Thorstein Skarning (1888-1939) was a Norwegian-born musician and bandleader, who toured the Upper Midwest for over two decades and was a Twin Cities radio personality in the 1930s. Following his death, his son Thorstein B. Skarning kept the orchestra going into the 1950s, promoting it as "the only Norske band in the United States featuring old style mixed music." ARTICLE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorstein_Skarning PLAYLIST — See JPEG and PDF files for additional information —...
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Jul 16, 2015
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Ted Johnson (b. 1903) was a Swedish-American violinist, who led a popular Scandinavian dance band in the Twin Cities during the 1930s and 1940s. A onetime member of Olle i Skratthult’s company, he appeared in the memorable 1926 photo of Olle’s Hobo Orchestra. ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Johnson_(bandleader) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorstein_Skarning https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hjalmar_Peterson BIBLIOGRAPHY "Scandinavian Songbook", arrangements by Carl J....
Topics: 78rpm, Scandinavian old-time, Snoose Boulevard, Ted Johnson (bandleader)
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Jul 16, 2015
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Theodor Larsson (1880-1937) was a Swedish songwriter and performer. As a bondkomiker (rustic comedian), his professional name was Skånska Lasse (Skåning Lasse). In America his songs were recorded by Ragnar Hasselgren, Lydia Hedberg, Bert Leman, Hjalmar Peterson and Charles G. Widdén. There is one song above all others for which Larsson is remembered, "Bonnjazz" (Country dance), which he recorded in 1924. The song, one of the best-known works in Swedish popular music, has gone by...
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Jul 16, 2015
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Kalle Nämdeman (1883-1945) was the stage name of Karl Gustafsson, a Swedish songwriter, performer and recording artist. In America his humorous songs were recorded by Hjalmar Peterson, who also published them in his songbooks. The most popular of these was "Flickan på Bellmansro" (The Girl at Bellmansro), a story of unrequited love in Stockholm's Djurgården park. ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalle_Nämdeman https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hjalmar_Peterson PLAYLIST — See...
Topics: 78rpm, comic singers, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Kalle Nämdeman
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Jul 2, 2015
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Harmony Music was a Scandinavian-American record label, whose owner was John Lindberg. The company was based in Oakland, California and operated from the 1940s through the 1970s. The Harmony catalog included a wide range of music: sacred, classical, folk, popular, instrumental and comedy. Vocal numbers were sung in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish and English.  This page has thirty-five Harmony recordings of sacred, vocal and instrumental music. The Swedish gospel singer Lapp-Lisa released...
Topics: 78rpm, Amerikansk skivmärke, Scandinavian old-time, Snoose Boulevard, Svenska psalmer, Swedish...
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Jul 1, 2015
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Anna-Lisa Öst (1889-1974) was a Swedish gospel singer and recording artist, who was popular with both Swedish and Swedish-American audiences in the 1940s and 1950s. She performed in folk costume and was known as "Lapp-Lisa", a name reflecting the Sami heritage of her home district. Six of her recordings were released by the Harmony Music label of Berkeley, Calfornia: "Barnatro", "Då Mötte Mig Jesus", "Härliga Golgata", "Min Mors Sånger",...
Topics: 78rpm, Amerikansk skivmärke, Snoose Boulevard, Svenska psalmer, Swedish songs
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Jun 10, 2015
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Wonderland was an amusement park that operated in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis from 1905 through 1911. The ten-acre site was located between Lake Street and 32nd Street and 31st and 33rd Avenues. A 120-foot tower, lit by thousands of electric lights, was Wonderland's focal point and could be seen from a distance of five miles. Among the other attractions were a scenic railway, old mill, carousel, house of nonsense and "shoot the chutes" water ride. After the park's...
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Topics: 78rpm, Amusement parks, Great American Songbook, Tin Pan Alley, John Philip Sousa
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
May 17, 2015
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PLAYLIST Tracks 01-47: various artists
Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Dalhart, Luther and Robison, Joe Hill, Wobblies
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May 9, 2015
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Helfrid Lambert (1869-1954) was a Swedish actress, singer and composer. She debuted at the Swedish Royal Opera in 1886 as the heroine Anna in the musical drama "Värmlänningarna" (The People Of Värmland). She also appeared in Emil Norlander's 1899 revue "Den stora strejken" (The great strike) and was one of the leading forces in Stockholm's turn-of-century musical theatre. Her musical settings of Gustaf Fröding and Hjalmar Wallander were recorded in both Sweden and the...
Topics: 78rpm, Scandinavian female singers, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Apr 4, 2015
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PLAYLIST Tracks 01-08: Sjung, Svenska Folk! (Sing, Swedish People!) Tracks 09-16: Svenska skillingtryck och kupletter (Swedish broadside ballads and comic numbers)
Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Swedish songbooks, Swan Turnblad
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Apr 3, 2015
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Swan J. Turnblad (1860 - 1933) was the longtime publisher of Svenska Amerikanska Posten, a Swedish-language newspaper based in Minneapolis. He also established the American Swedish Institute, whose complex includes his former residence, as a place to preserve Swedish customs and culture. In 1906 Turnblad published "Sjung, Svenska Folk!" (Sing, Swedish People!), a collection of songs by Swedish poets and composers. Many of these songs were recorded by such Swedish-American artists as...
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Mar 28, 2015
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Scandinavian-American songs from the repertoires of Gustav Fonandern, Ragnar Hasselgren, Ernest Iverson (Slim Jim), Lapp-Lisa, Joel Mossberg, Hjalmar Peterson (Olle i Skratthult), Thorstein Skarning and Charles G. Widdén. In Sweden and Norway these works remained popular into the 1940s and 1950s and were recorded by contemporary artists. ARTICLES http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Fonandern http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnar_Hasselgren http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_and_Clarence_Iverson...
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Mar 8, 2015
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The songs on this page are Swedish broadside ballads (skillingtryck) or of a similar nature. They have also appeared in books and on records in both Sweden and America. A number of them were recorded by the Swedish-American artists Ragnar Hasselgren, Gustaf Holmquist, Oscar Lundberg, Joel Mossberg, Hjalmar Peterson and Charles G. Widdén. Broadside ballads were introduced to Sweden in the 16th century and survived there until the 1930s. The music was never printed, but there were instructions...
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Feb 21, 2015
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Lars Bondeson (1865-1908) was a Swedish singer, storyteller, lyricist and music publisher. One of the founders of "bondkomik" (rustic humor), his songbooks were an important resource for entertainers in both Sweden and America. Twelve of the songs on this page were recorded in America by Gustav Fonandern, Joel Mossberg, Hjalmar Peterson and Charles G. Widdén. Three others were published in American editions of "Lars Bondesons Varieté-kupletter och visor" (Lars Bondeson's...
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Feb 15, 2015
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Anders L. Löfström was a Swedish-born businessman, who published "Dalkullan Sångbok" in Chicago from 1903 through 1931. The songs included popular waltzes by Göran Svenning and David Hellström, comic numbers by Emil Norlander, broadside ballads, folk songs and art songs from a variety of sources. Joel Mossberg, Hjalmar Peterson, Charles G. Widdén and many other Swedish-Americans artists performed the songs in these volumes. For nearly three decades Löfström published numerous...
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Jan 18, 2015
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Gustaf Holmquist, Oscar Lundberg, Aage Wang-Holm and Lydia Lindberg were classically trained singers who recorded for the Victor label in the 1910s and 1920s. Their releases included several selections from the 1909 publication "Songs Of Sweden". GUSTAF HOLMQUIST ARTICLES http://flps.newberry.org/article/5423404_2_1299 http://flps.newberry.org/article/5423404_5_0535 PLAYLIST Tracks 01-10: Gustaf Holmquist Tracks 11-16: Oscar Lundberg Tracks 17-25: Aage Wang-Holm Tracks 26-31: Lydia...
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Jan 1, 2015
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Räggler Å Paschaser (Tall Tales And Adventures) is a two-volume collection of verse and prose originally published by Karlstads-Tidning. Written in Värmland dialect by a then-unknown Gustaf Fröding, several of these pieces were in the repertoires of Charles G. Widdén and Hjalmar Peterson. Charles G. Widdén was a Swedish-born singer and comedian, who regularly performed in Worcester, Massachusetts and New York City during the years 1900 - 1920. Hjalmar Peterson was a singer and comedian...
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Oct 6, 2014
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Olle i Gråthult (Olle from Crying Town) was a Scandinavian-American performer, who was active in the early 1920s.  He published a songbook c. 1920 and shortly thereafter released a few recordings on the Columbia label. His given name was Allan Edholm. PLAYLIST — See JPEG and PDF files for additional information — Tracks 01 - 25: songs from Olle i Gråthult songbook Tracks 26 - 26: cover version of song  Olle i Gråthult recorded Tracks 27 - 28: Olle i Gråthult   Tracks 29 - 34: songs...
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Sep 24, 2014
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Florence Bodinoff was a Danish opera singer, who was active in the United States during the years 1916-1921. Besides her concert appearances, she released two songs on Edison Records and three songs on Victor Records. In 1918 she made an extensive tour of the Midwest and Canada while performing on the Chautauqua circuit. Inga Orner (1876-1963) was a Norwegian opera singer, who was active in the United States during the years 1900-1917. Between 1914 and 1917 she released twenty songs on the...
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Aug 23, 2014
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Vernon Dalhart (1883-1948) was a popular American singer in the early decades of the 20th century and a major influence in the field of country music. Frank Luther (1899-1980) was an American country music singer, dance band vocalist, playwright, songwriter and pianist. Carson Robison (1890-1957) was an American country music singer and songwriter. A multi-talented instrumentalist, he not only played guitar, piano and harmonica but was a virtuoso whistler. During the 1920s he was a session...
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